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what is the best opening song for an album?

10:15 Saturday Night
1 (1.5%)
The Holy Hour
2 (3%)
One Hundred Years
4 (6%)
Shake Dog Shake
5 (7.5%)
In Between Days
0 (0%)
The Kiss
10 (14.9%)
Plainsong
26 (38.8%)
Open
10 (14.9%)
Want
6 (9%)
Out Of This World
1 (1.5%)
Lost
2 (3%)

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Offline KingOfSomeIsland

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Favourite album opener?
« on: March 03, 2007, 16:54:44 »
Im gonna go for Plainsong even though i really love Open and Shake Dog Shake alot too
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 17:58:46 »
That's a hard one... I'd almost go for Plainsong as well, but there is still the memory of Want twelve years ago at the festivals in '95 with the long looped intro and the guys getting on stage through a lot of fog. I guess that's one of my favourite Cure live memories (and the first one), so I'll have to sleep over that again.

Edit: I've gone for Want (having just watched the Rio 1996 DVD...)
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 19:12:33 »
I go for Open!!

Really bring a good start! :smth023
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007, 21:48:20 »
Plainsong, though The Cure has always been very strong with openers. They haven't had a bad one -- at least not yet!
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 06:29:11 »
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Question:  what is the best opening song for an album/concert

to me album openers should be a separate concept from concert openers.
besides, on many tours live shows had an opener before the opening song itself: eyemou, tape, samuel barber's adagio... hmm, carnage visors...
and if we're talking about opening songs in live shows, the list is longer anyway: in '80 'seventeen seconds' was a regular opener, on pornography tour they opened with 'the figurehead', lots of later head tour shows opened with 'the baby screams' etc. - not to mentione all the more temporary choices they've had over the years.
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plainsong might be the greatest opener ever... but not the best choice at all times, it does depend on the rest of the set list.
but personally i wouldn't mind it either, hearing them opening with something like 'the baby screams' once again!
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2007, 12:05:53 »
Plainsong for me!  :smth026
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2007, 13:38:48 »
Plainsong (100 years second choice)
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2007, 18:36:02 »
That was really tough - I voted for 'Open', second choice 'The Kiss'. Want was great as a live opening track too

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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2007, 22:09:26 »
Want........one of my favourites  8)

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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007, 13:15:36 »
one big KISS!!! :P

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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2007, 13:50:13 »
Want from Perth 2000 came up on my playlist a while ago, and it really blew me away. :shock:

So that's my pick, at least for now. :smth001

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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2007, 14:01:15 »
~open~
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007, 14:26:41 »
"The Kiss"... especially live.  That song is always incredible, and it really shows off Robert's chops.
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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2007, 02:04:23 »
the kiss

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Re: Favourite opener?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2007, 02:41:45 »
THE KISS is a great powerful opening !!!
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